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Warne’s Magic Will Peter Out After IPL

Shane Warne Retires From IPL
By STAFF Writer
May 8, 2011

SPORTS NEWS - World’s spin bowling legend Shane Warne expresses his desire to leave professional cricket at the end of the current Indian Premier League campaign. The 41-year-old Australian, who plays and coaches the Rajasthan Royals, says the current IPL is his last professional cricketing experience.

In his current tweet he confirmed that the last four games and if they would reach the final, he would probably have five or six games left in his career. He further said he would miss the championship and had a great time.

Rajasthan Royal will face Chennai on Monday and if they would succeed to beat Mumbai on 20 May, Warne will probably get a few more matches to play.

Shane Warne took retirement from international cricket in 2007. He showed a new lethality of spin bowling, grabbing 708 Test wickets and 293 one-day wickets.

His debut in February 1991 for Victoria and took 11 wickets in nine matches. He was also a commendable performer in English county side, playing for Hampshire. Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove told to a news channel that he had planned to organize a ceremony to commemorate Shane Warne. He also said that he considered him as the best spinner of all time.

"It's very sad we're never going to see this maestro in action again," he said.

Warne influenced the county club to a great extent. He instilled a winning spirit into the club and made players believe in themselves.

After his retirement from international cricket in 2007, Warned had signed as a captain for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League 2008, where he led them to victory in that season. However, in next two seasons, franchise’s fortune slumped. Shane Warne’s personal record as a cricketer is quite impressive in IPL, playing 52 games and so far picking up 56 wickets at an average of 24.66.

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